Top X FAQs About Oklahoma’s Medical Marijuana Program

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program can seem confusing at first glance. Without qualifying conditions or physician requirements, knowing where to begin and how to apply can be difficult without outside help.

Luckily, the staff at the Sanctuary Wellness Institute receives lots of questions about this process -- and we have some answers for you. Read on to learn more about Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program.

#1: What Conditions Can Medical Marijuana Treat?

Unlike most states, Oklahoma does not have a list of qualifying conditions for its medical cannabis program. This means you can visit a doctor for a cannabis prescription for any condition you believe would benefit from medical marijuana use. You will receive a recommendation if your doctor agrees with you, based on the medical industry’s accepted standards.
Some conditions that may qualify for a cannabis card include, but are not limited to.

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Muscle spasms
  • Chronic pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

#2: How Do You Get an Oklahoma Doctor’s Recommendation?

Not all doctors can recommend medical marijuana. You must have a bona fide relationship with the physician you visit, and they must have an Oklahoma medical license.

During your visit, the doctor will then determine if you’re eligible for a medical marijuana license based on the accepted standards that another reasonable doctor would follow. If they recommend a cannabis card, your doctor will complete an Adult Patient Physician Recommendation Form.

You will need to submit your form and application through the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) website within 30 days of your doctor’s visit.

#3: How Long Does an Oklahoma Marijuana License Last?

An Oklahoma medical marijuana card allows you to purchase medical marijuana in Oklahoma. In most cases, your patient license is valid for two years from the day the OMMA issued it to you. If your physician recommends a short-term license, it will last for 60 days. Your doctor or OMMA can revoke your license at any time.

#4: What Do You Need to Apply for a Medical Marijuana License?

Aside from your physician recommendation form, you’ll need a few other documents to apply for an Oklahoma medical marijuana card. You’ll need to pay a $100 fee, or a $20 fee if you are a disabled veteran or receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits. You will also need to submit a clear digital photograph, proof of Oklahoma residency, and proof of identification.

Acceptable identification documents include:

  • An Oklahoma driver’s license
  • A tribal identification card
  • A United States passport
  • An Oklahoma identification card

And you can establish your proof of Oklahoma residency with:

  • An Oklahoma driver’s license or identification card
  • An Oklahoma voter identification card
  • A valid Oklahoma rental agreement or property deed
  • A utility bill dated for the month before the application date, except for telephone or internet bills

You can view the full adult patient application checklist on the OMMA website.

Speak to an Oklahoma Marijuana Doctor Today

After receiving your physician recommendation, applying for a medical marijuana card in Oklahoma is a very simple process. The challenge is finding a qualified doctor who can evaluate your condition and complete a recommendation form on your behalf.

At the Sanctuary Wellness Institute, we can connect you with a network of Oklahoma cannabis doctors who have the credentials and training necessary to certify your condition. Contact us today to schedule your evaluation and learn more about the process.